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THEE Hierarchies

Dominant Form

Hierarchy is the dominant form within the Taxonomy.

The fundamental and frequent structure is hierarchical with 7 Levels. The Taxonomy also contains hierarchical forms with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Levels. However, they are all secondary and derived.

ClosedQ: Why do 7 levels turn up everywhere?  

A (2009): That is simply an empirical finding at this stage. This is a meta-THEE question, which sits apart from rigorous observation and requires a different form of investigation. Those who fail to see the distinction seem to find such a reply suspicious or suggestive of some sleight of hand, perhaps based on fraudulent numerological beliefs.

A (2013): Having developed the architecture sufficiently, it has become possible to observe and confirm that all structures receive a projection from the Root Hierarchy. So the explanation (conjecture) is that they have 7 Levels because the Root Hierarchy has 7 Levels. The new question becomes: why does the Root Hierarchy have 7 levels?

There are at least seven, possibly eight, known types of THEE 7-level hierarchy: Root, Primary, Principal Typology, Spiral-derived, Q-expansion, Structural, Tertiary, and there may also be a Quaternary. These are described in the next Topic.

General Features


It is not a trivial exercise to discover a named hierarchy with a definite number of named Levels, whose function and properties are known. The steps below are not a method: they are offered to help clarify and explain the nature of a THEE hierarchy.

Step 1:

Identify the entity.

Step 2:

Clarify the rationale for hierarchy.

Step 3:

Determine distinguishing properties via a matrix analysis.

Originally posted: August 2009; Last updated 2-Feb-2014.

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